Created in the heart of the Great Depression the WPA supported thousands of artists thus some of the best scenes of the nation were created – some noble, some absurd – portraying the spirit of the 1930’s. 77 more words
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When the weather starts getting unbearable New Yorkers—Artstor staff included—flock to the boardwalks of Brooklyn’s Coney Island or Rockaway Beach in Queens.
This ritual is nothing new and was, in fact, one of the pet subjects of Reginald Marsh (1898 –1954), an American artist famous for his paintings of New York City in the ’20s and ’30s. 690 more words
Like any sensible New Yorker, the mid-century American painter Reginald Marsh spent his summers at the beach. Three or four times a week in the 1930s, he would head to Coney Island, though he preferred work over leisure, setting up an easel and painting, often in a suit. 859 more words